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10 Things to Know about U.S. Navy Submarines

KINGS BAY, Ga. (March 20, 2013) The Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740) returns to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay after three months at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James Kimber/Released)

Happy birthday to our Silent Service! 117 years ago today, John Holland sold the 64-ton submersible Holland VI to the Navy, marking the beginning of our submarine force. Several months later, the submarine was commissioned as USS Holland (SS 1).     Here’s a look at how submarines have continuously …

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Long Before Nuclear Power, There Was Turtle Power

By Elizabeth MurphyDirector of EducationSubmarine Force Museum and Historic Ship Nautilus (SSN 571)  On 17 July 1785, Thomas Jefferson wrote to his friend and colleague George Washington, requesting “you to be so kind as to communicate to me what you can recollect of Bushnel’s experiments in submarine navigation during the …

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